Reporting to the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (formerly CSREES)
Each year, CAES in conjunction with FVSU, College of Agriculture, Home Economics, and Allied Programs submit two reports to the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) based on work performed utilizing Hatch, Evans-Allen, Smith-Lever 3(b)&(c), and 1890 Extension funds.
The Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) amended the Smith-Lever Act and the Hatch Act to require approved Plans of Work from Extension and Research in order to receive federal funding.
The two joint reports that are submitted each year are:
- The Federal Accomplishment Report for the immediate past fiscal year.
- The Federal AREERA Plan of Work for the upcoming five years.
Information on this page:
Each year, the CAES Accountability Office prepares the Federal AREERA Accomplishment Report and creates the Federal AREERA Plan of Work.
This report is compiled by the Accountability Office using Hatch project reporting, Impact Statements, and other sources. Faculty no longer have to maintain individual Plans of Work in GaCounts.
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is formerly known as Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Services (CSREES).
The Plan of Work is mandated by the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act (AREERA) of 1998. The Plan of Work must be completed by eligible institutions receiving Federal agricultural research and extension utilizing Hatch, Evans-Allen, Smith-Lever 3(b)&(c), and 1890 Extension funds.
Each April 1st, Georgia submits a Federal AREERA Plan of Work outlining plans for research and extension activities for rolling 5-Year periods. Each POW is updated annually and continually looking forward 5 years.
At the same time, the Federal AREERA Accomplishment Report is filed, detailing activities and outcomes of programs for the past fiscal year.
Plans of Work and Accomplishment Reports consist of:
- Overview Section
- Executive Summary
- Total Professional FTEs
- Overall Dollars Expended
- Merit Review
- Stakeholder Input
- Planned Program Section
- Brief Summary